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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 130-133

Botryoid rhabdomyosarcoma in mastoid and middle ear in a 4-year-old boy: A rare case report

Department of ENT, Dubai Hospital, DHA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Abdelgalil Ali Ragab
Department of ENT, Dubai Hospital, DHA, Po Box 7272, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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DOI: 10.4103/HMJ.HMJ_6_18

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A 4-year-old boy presented with the left ear discharge and polyp of the external canal. The patient was treated as a case of chronic ear infection with mastoidectomy done twice and polypectomy done three times and histopathology came as non-specific inflammation, then as botryoid rhabdomyosarcoma. The patient underwent bone marrow biopsy and confirmation of the diagnosis done. The patient received chemotherapy and doing well. The case discussed because it is rare and because rhabdomyosarcoma rarely presented as external canal polyp and to highlight the presentation of serious malignant problems may mimic the benign diseases.

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